Lying on the banks of the Cherwell, the marshy swamps of the river, gave Marston its name ‘Marsh town’ known as ‘Old’ to distinguish it from the suburbs of ‘new’ Marston. Oxford Preservation Trust now owns 150 acres of land around the village.
Marston is a beautiful area north east of the city centre of Oxford. It has the village of Elsfield to the north, New Marston to the south, and the River Cherwell to the west. Set within the agricultural countryside, listed buildings and historic pubs can be found.
OPT owns a selection of land in and around Old Marston, preserving its rural character.